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    Carry low

    Was moving dirt on the kubota b7200. Little tractor, big jobs, it does pretty well for what it is. Ran into the dirt pile and got a good scoop. Left side was heavier, I could feel it. I backed up and the right rear tire came over a mount of dirt, and the back end came up, and everything started...
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    Pumpkins and sqash

    I have a plot that I want to use for pumpkins and squash. Problem is it's full shade until about noon, then full sun until it sets. Can I get away with that? Or would I be better going with something else?
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    Weak loader on kubota b7200 with 1640 loader

    I'm trying to figure out the location of relief spring on the valve and what kind of shims I need. I think I have found where the spring is, on the top. But there's also one on the bottom. My primary issue is break out force on the curl, it doesn't do what it should. It's a 1986 tractor, so I'm...
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    Tooth bar vs none difference?

    I'm having a hell of a time using my kubota's bucket to scoop dirt, as the pile has been sitting for a few years and it's become compacted and weeds are growing. I thought about adding a tooth bar to it to try and break it up more easily. In this specific case, will a tooth bar make much...
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    Rototilling price per hour

    Had a guy ask me to till his garden. I was thinking $200/hr, 1hr minimum, time starts when i start my tractor. My tractor 14hp with a 48" tiller, so it's not fast. Am I selling myself short? Or asking to much.
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    Hammer drill

    I bought a hammer drill on marketplace to assist with some masonry drilling. I'm not sure about the difference in chucks though. The hammer drill bits i saw at HD have a smooth shank with a slot on each side, but the drill I bought has what looks like a normal chuck. Will it accept this...
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    rototillers vs plow & disc

    I move slower with rototillers, but move faster with a plow & disc. But I make multiple passes with plow & disc. Right now my rototiller tractor is a dedicated machine, I was thinking of getting a 3pt rototiller. I do about 1 acre in one field and 2 ½acre fields. I can run plow and disc with 3...
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    b7200 vs bx wheel compatability

    My b7200 has turf tires and I would like to get a set of r4's. Someone has wheels and tires for sale locally off a bx, but doesn't specify anything about size. I can't find any information about bolt patterns on either machine..
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    Christmas Gift Ideas

    If you're looking for ideas for that special someone that has everything, here's a helpful list.
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    Radon pump install

    When my wife was pregnant, I gave up my office in the spare bedroom and moved to the basement. My basement radon levels were about 0.38 in the summer, with the basement windows open. US limits are 4.0. A 1.0 reading is about 2 cigarettes a day as far as cancer goes. Since closing up the basement...
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    b7200 hydraulic relief adjustment

    I was lifting a load with the bucket the other day and I fell short of what the loader was supposed to be able to lift, but was not dead heading the pump and had no change in rpm speed. Which tells me there must be some bypass to avoid overloading the pump, some sort of relief valve that I'm not...
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    New Mexico governor issues order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right to carry firearms in public across Albuquerque and the surrounding county for at least 30 days in response to a spate of gun violence...
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    I Asked AI What Europeans Think Americans From Every Single State Look Like

    Anyone from europe care to chime in on this one? I think a couple of them are pretty spot on. I'm from PA and I'm not even bothered by what they think of PA.
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    Coleman UT400 UTV?

    TSC has it on sale for $7000, with 48mo 0% financing, or $147/mo. I've been looking to get one and this thing seems like it has all the options. The only thing I don't see would be a plow would be nice for snow. Other primary uses would be hauling chicken feed, fire wood, moving the small...
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    Should I build a greenhouse?

    Greenhouses are houses that people grow things in that get hot in the cold. That's all I know about them. So here's what I have. I want to grow food year round. Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, cilantro, garlic, carrot, etc. Can I use a green house year round? I would be dedicating part of my garden...
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    Bullet heaters

    For years I've been using k1 in my kerosene bullet heater. Last gas station with it shut down, and now I can only get it by the gallon at TSC for $13.99/gal which is insane. I burn 8-10 gallons a day when I'm in the shop, and that's pretty expensive. I was looking at multi-fuel heaters to try...
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    Self driving cars will get their drivers killed

    Driving home from the hospital today, long mountain road. Driving behind a tesla. 40mph speed limit, did 35-40mph. Then it dropped to 35mph, and we were doing 30-35mph. Then it dropped to 25, and we were doing 20-25mph. Then it went to 35, and we were doing 30-35. I was stuck behind him for...
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    I couldn't be happier

    It's been 4 months since our youngest left for college. With the house being so empty, the Mrs and I made a decision.
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    My father has fallen and can't get up

    Unfortunately, my father, being a bit up there in the years, he fell. My mother called 911 and he went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken femur, stayed for a week in the hospital, and now is in a long term rehab center. His expected rehab time is 6 weeks, of which he does not...
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    Decomposing HUMAN remains can legally be used as compost from 2027 thanks to new California law aimed at tackling climate change

    This is an interesting approach. HUMAN remains can legally be used as compost in 2027 in California
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    Nuclear fallout information

    With Russia yet again threatening the west with nukes, I thought it might be a good idea to spread some information that I've learned so far. The blast will probably occur in a city, or all the cities. If they do it, they'll likely go all in with a 500 nuke strike. How many will actually make...
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    Amish farm under threat from U.S. federal govt for refusal to abandon traditional farming practices

    I was under the impression that the Amish had their own system and weren't bothered/regulated by the government.
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    California Targets Private Property With Latest Water Well Fees, Charges: Report

    Imagine being charged to pump water from your own well.
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    Fatjay picks up chicks!

    Almost done the garage, but decided to pick up a new mini-project. Having had horses, chickens, goats, bees, and ducks, it's been years since I've had anything. But it feels like a good time to get back into it. Picked up: 6 Cinnamon queen's which produce 260 large brown eggs a year 2 Easter...
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    Kerosene in kubota zd21

    I forget if there’s kerosene or diesel in my yellow gas can, if it’s kerosene will it hurt it? I have about a quarter tank of diesel in my mower, so it would be diluted a bit.
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    6v/24v deep cycle battery tender

    I just brought home my lift and it has 4 6v deep cycle batteries in series, bumping it up to 24v. It has a built in charger, but it's a dumb charger with a dial similar to a kitchen timer, you turn it, it ticks down until ding, it's done. There's no indicators that tell me what the voltage is...
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    Got wood?

    I'm not sure about the mid or west, but here on the east coast, prices of lumber have gone insane. An $11 sheet of 1/2" plywood now costs $40. a 10' PT 4x4 is $33. And not only that, the racks are bare, completely picked over aside from the oddest sizes, and even those are starting to thin. A...
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    I need help understanding AC electricity and generators (1/3 phase)

    I have googled and googled over the years and have come to a limited understanding on how things work. I will go down the list of my current assumptions, if I'm wrong please correct me. I currently have a generator that is 10kw 110/220v. In 220v mode i have a ground, neutral, and 2x 110v's 180...
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    kubota v1200 engine

    I have had a **** of a time finding information about this engine so I'm hoping someone can shed some light on it. From what I've been able to find, it was used in the kubota b9200. What I'm looking for is a hydraulic pump that attaches directly to the engine. The closest thing I was able to...
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    My hurricane isaias photo's

    I'm in eastern PA, probably 150 miles inland from the jersey shore. Still, we got hit pretty hard. Especially with the rain. Lived here my whole life and we've had floods but never before like this. Highest I heard was 18'. Video 1: Video 2...
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    Need stub shaft for kubota v1200

    I bought a kubota v1200 and it's just the flywheel. I'm having trouble finding anything and am afraid I might have to make something, but I wanted to see what my options were if anyone had something available.
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    Blowing white smoke

    I was working with my bobcat m600 moving dirt. All was going well then something happened. Engine pitch changed and started blowing white smoke. It was a sudden change, not gradual. Any idea what might have caused it?
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    Picked up a new drill press

    Getting it off the trailer was a bit of a challenge. I got stuck with the bucket up on the bobcat, didn't know if I could actually lift it, if it fell over would it take me with it? Got stuck a few times hitting the metal bar sticking up on the bottom of the bucket, and i could barely get it...
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    Help identifying tool

    My father found this in his tool chest and brought it over to see if I could tell him what it was. I had no idea what possible application it could have. There is a level on one piece, not the other. Both expand and can be completely tightened. They each weigh about a pound. They're about 4-5"...
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    GMC Topkick Dump truck

    Looking at a single axle dump truck. I'm mechanically minded, but thought I would ask for suggestions on what to look out for. Obviously rust, patch jobs, hydraulics, engine, brakes, tires. Ad says it has a cat motor. Says new tires and brakes. I'll be asking if it has air brakes. front axle is...
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    What dumb thing did you do today?

    For me it was a doosey. i was taking off the tiller and it was stuck. A few yanks and it came free, right onto my big toe. In flip flops. Instantly the nail filled with blood, and now a few hours later the pain has set in and I'm pretty sure it's broken. I think it's time to go to the ER.
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    New to me 1968 New Holland S14

    My father bought his New Holland S14 new in 1968 with plow, belly mower, and tiller. 15 years later I was born. He was the exclusive operator. My (much) older sisters's husbands, neighbors, friends of the family would ask to borrow this machine. Every time he said no. Growing up I would always...
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    Built a metal brake

    My father was after something to bend license plates at a 90 degree for roves of birdhouses while he's cooped up. He was trying to make something out of wood, but I said I'll put something together for him. This is what I ended up with. Close the top piece and put a pair of vice grips...
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    HF 70lb hammer and tamper

    I need to do a good deal of tamping. I don't rent tools, I buy them or I make them. I have a HF 70lb jack hammer which has treated me exceptionally well over the years. I've been looking for second hand tampers and they're $800~ locally, which is a bit more than I want to spend. Then i came...
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    Tools section

    Would be handy to have a tools section. lots of posts about tools in mixed areas and fairly inconsistent.
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    Stucco over wood

    Friend had a house built. 6 years later he has mold appearing on the inside of the house. Apparently the stucco wasn't done right and all the stucco needs to be removed. Quoted 150k for the job. The builder just refered him to the insurance company who offered him 16k to go awa. He had to hire a...
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    New garage time!

    I'm about to get started on my new garage. It's going to be 24x44x35, interior finished and heated. I'm doing 24" wide by 36" deep footers, then 2 block up. On the 2 block will be 10' 2x8's making the first floor 12' high for a 2 post and 4 post lift. 2nd floor will have 14" manufacturered floor...
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    Stuck backhoe pin

    Replacing bucket, every pin came out easy except the main pivot pin on the bucket. I tried hammering the **** out of it, putting a pipe wrench on it and then push it with the hydraulics but it won't move. I put a pulley puller on it and turned it in, put heat on it, nothing. I'm running out of...
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    Better way to gas up?

    It's a bit exhausting and time consuming to refill my gas things. I have a 20gal tank on the backhow, 10gal on the skidsteer, 15gal on the ferguson. I keep all my tanks full because bad gas is cheaper than the issues tank rust causes. They're not exactly things I can take to the pump either, but...
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    Big drill bits

    I'm looking for a set of good oversized drillbit, ¾, ⅞, 1", 1⅛, 1ï½¼,1⅜, 1ï½½. Amazon's got them up to 1" but the reviews aren't great and honestly that's the only place i shop aside from harbor freight and home depot. I'm drilling into ¾" 67 year old steel, the last time i did it, i burned...
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    Can I upgrade my hydraulic pump?

    I have a strong running Oliver backhoe. It痴 a great matching but the hoe is a bit on the slow side. The hydraulic pump is mounted on the front and swapping should be fairly easy, I would like to find a higher flow pump to speed it up, especially when I move 2 cylinders at the same time. When I...
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    Ditch Witch!

    In preperation for my new garage build, I bought a ditch witch J20. Starts, runs, digs, needs a bit of work. Needs choke cable, spark plug cable, air filter, and possibly key switch. When you turn the key off, the machine doesn't shut off. It's a bit hard to start on ether. The spark plug wire...
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    Making pallet forks

    I'm making a set of pallet forks for my bobcat. I bought a blank off ebay for $90, picking up forks for $50. My question is, how often do you need to adjust the fork width? The forks are ring type, I was considering welding them in place. However then it's not adjustable. But if realistically...
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    Bobcat m600 change hydraulic fluid

    I have a m600 skid steer. The hydraulic fluid is badly contaminated with water, and I want to change it out. There are holes on the side for drain/fill but there's still af ew gallons at the lowest hole, plus what's in the cylinders and lines. What's the best way to drain the system as much as...
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    Shed weight

    I need to figure out how much my shed weighs. It's 12x16' with shingle roof. I was considering investing in a set of pallet forks for my bobcat to get it in the air. But my bobcat has a 1000lb lift capacity. The plan was to lift one side, get blocks under it, then lift the other side and get...
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    Added a bobcat to the herd

    I'm building a garage, and the excavator guy seeing my ferguson to-30 with FEL said i could save $2500 if he could just pile hte dirt up and leave it. I said absolutely, I'll be happy to deal with it. Then I realized a few years ago I moved 250 yards of dirt with that ferguson and it **** near...
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    MF40 engine rebuild

    I'm looking at a massey ferguson mf40 with considerable blowby on one cylinder. I found rebuild kits for ~300 which is within reason for me. My question is how disassembled do i need to take the tractor to do this? Is it just a matter of removing the hood, or do i need to remove the loader as well?
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    Weld Negotiation

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    Arbor Vitis 4-5' for $20 at costco

    Picked up 6, finishing up my tree line! Also Scott's turf builder 15M for $36, the same bag is $58 at tractor supply. 2 bags spread on the front lawn was a nice walk. All in all a good saturday.
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    Lawn roller on zero turn

    I've done a bunch of work with some big machines in my yard, and i've managed to create some uneven areas, hills, ruts, etc. I'm thinking about getting a 60" lawn roller to pull behind my kubota zd21, but I don't know if it's safe to pull. The roller can get up to 1400lbs. It's all flat areas.
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    I think I'm done?

    Just put the finishing touches on my b8200. I can hardly recognize it from when I first got it. Today I cut the door windows out of plexiglass, the last of the windows. Caulked them and it's currently setting. I also took off the alternator, took off the bypass for the water pump, and ran...
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    Generator shed progress

    Has come a long way. Exhaust, intake, exhaust all done. All that is left is running the wire to the breaker box. It's quiet, can barely hear it inside the house. 3 cinder blocks between the house and the shed doesn't hurt. Generator shed - YouTube
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    Critique my welds please

    I've done a lot of welds that are smaller, 1-2", butting 2 pieces of angle iron to make frames. They're generally ok but not the best, so I've been working on it. I have a lincoln wire feed, using .030, setting D(highest it will go), wire speed 3.5. It's rated for 3/8" and the steel is closer...
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    Made a 5'6" back blade out of a 7' back blade

    Cut my blade down to kubota sized from my ferguson TO30. Went through 5 sawzall blades and 4 cutting disks. Took about 2 hours. Also welded piece which let the blade slide back and forth. My welds are getting better, but it's a lot easier when it's a long strait 90 degree run.
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    Tires wider than the blower

    I have rear turfs and it's 54" edge to edge. My blower is 50". My first thought was to put wings on the blower, take it about 4-6" on each side. However, I was thinking, convert to AG tires, about $500 on craigslist. The AG tires are significantly narrower than the massive turfs. Is it worth...
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    SNowblower hydraulic lift

    I ended up buying the hoses locally. the cylinder and spool valve were NPT, no idea what the kubota was, but they had an adapter. All the hoses are JIC with NPT adapters. 2x 10' 1/2" JIC with swivels, 2x 5' 3/4" JIC with adapters. $400 for hoses $20 for hydraulic cylinder $20 for spool valve...
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    Kubota zd21 with intermittent sputtering/dying

    Figured I'd post info for anyone who might have had this problem. My mower started just fine. I'd mow for a few minutes, then it would drop RPM to barely running, and sometimes would stall out. I could mow the yard with this happening about 5-6 times. It only lasted for a few seconds, then...
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    Adding snowblower hydraulic lift

    My B8200's snowblower was borrowed/stolen from my fathers b7200. It relied on the 3pt lifting, puling a cable, and raising the front mount blower. This system is dumb. I have live hydraulics. I am adding a front mount hydraulic cylinder. I have 1/4" NPT on the cylinder, 1/2" on the output of hte...
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    Generator shed

    Finally made some serious progress on the shed for the generator. A couple weeks back I poured the pad, but the weather wasn't cooperating. Finally some nice weather. I put cinder blocks around and glued them down using landscape rock caulk stuff and let it set for a couple days. This weekend...
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    Car muffler

    Can I put a car muffler on my kubota b8200 and expect better results than my stock muffler? My tractor makes a lot of noise and it'd be nice to quiet it down some.
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    R4 for Kubota B8200

    I'm looking for a set of R4's for my B8200. The question is can I keep the same rim, or do I have to get a narrower rim? My turf tire rims are really wide. I couldn't get R1's on those rims, but can I get R4's? The turf tires are 13.6-16. Would I want the same dimentions for the R4's?
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    Kubota ZD21 hydro rebuild

    Hopefully cracking the case open tonight. I have to take the fender off, fuel tank, left axle, and then I should be able to get to the hydro. Problem is, messick's is listing two models, C45702 and C45703, with very subtle differences. Any idea how I know which one I have? If it's a model year...
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    What do you use for a fuel transfer tank?

    I want something that's safe to store in the garage, not vented, 50-75 gallons, that way I can fill it twice a year. Getting tired of hauling 8 5gal gas cans back and forth every other month, lifting them, them breaking after 1-2 years of regular use. The ones I've seen are in the neighborhood...
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    My $438 10kw generator

    Your results may vary... So I ordered a generator off amazon. I seldom purchase new stuff, but some stuff absolutely needs to work when I need it to. And my wife said it was ok. :D The original generator I ordered was a Duromax 10,000 starting watt/8000 running watts machine for $750. I placed...
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    Brought home a 2001 ZD21 today

    I was hunting for a diesel motor for a generator project, when I came across a craigslist add for a 21hp kubota 3cyl motor with less than 1000 hours for $500. Accessories included an entire zero turn mower and spare set of turf tires. Turns out the left hydro lost reverse due to the common...
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    Kubota D600 engine + Harbor Freight generator

    I'm looking to build a diesel generator. A kubota D600 out of a grasshopper showed up on craigslist, and I was thinking of pairing it with this generator from harbor freight. Will the kubota run at 3600rpm? I'm seeing conflicting information on sites. Also some list it as 14hp and some at 18.
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    Generator backup power

    As we're a bit off the beaten path, we're always the last people that the plow trucks get out to, and the utility trucks get out to. I lose power 4-6 times a year, and it's getting a bit old. I have a well, and this past saturday I lost it for 12 hours, 8am to 8pm, because a semi clipped a pole...
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    Building a porch

    I currently have a 16'x20' poured concrete back porch. The problem is over the years the slabs have settled and become uneven. To get it repaired would be very expensive($2000+). So I was going to build on top of it. First thought was a deck out of trex. Problem is it's expensive, and I was...
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    My kubota B8200 from the day I bought it until now

    Finally have I got everything in order. It's been a long work in progress for sure. Last year my craftsman LT2000 gave out. i mow about 2 acres and it is a chore sometimes with that thing. So I was shopping for a zero turn when I came across the b8200 with no attachments for $2000. Scooped it...
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    5 port power steering

    I have a 5 port power steering, the 5th being "power beyond". I want to know if i can cap that, or cap the out and put PB out to the trans, or what my options are. It would save me a great deal of work to be able to cap it, and I don't need the PB port. I have a dedicated PS block on my...
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    Power steering conversion on my kubota B8200

    I finished my cab & snowblower on my b8200, pulled it out of the garage the night before our one and only snow storm, turned the wheels and snapped the steering column. It was tough to steer before, but with the blower up, the added weight was to much I guess. I mended it, but not much of a...
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    I need a very specific hydraulic cylinder

    I'm making power steering system for my tractor. I need the midpoint of the cylinder to be 19" and a throw of at least 7". I found one on amazon that is 20" in the mid of extension, 16" closed 24" open. It would be perfect if it was just an inch shorter.
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    Power Steering Mount

    I have a Lincoln 125 HD gasless flux core wire feed welder loaded with .035 wire. It says it will weld up to 5/16" mild steel. I need to create a mount for a power steering cylinder on my kubota. Can I use this to make something strong enough to withstand the abuse of a power steering system, or...
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    Universal joint angle on PTO

    Trying to figure out the max safe angle I can run my blower at. I'm working on changing to a hydraulic lift instead of depending on the 3pt. All hte cylinders I see have 6" or more, but I only need 3-4". I figured with 6" I could lift higher, but wouldn't want to lift to high while the blower is...
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    Kubota B8200 Remote Start

    As part of my cab project I decided to give remote start a go. I'm using 2 wireless relay boxes from china, about $8 each, plus a 30a relay for the glow plugs. One relay bypasses the key switch to ON, the other is a 2 relay system which bypasses the starter and activates the starter solenoid and...
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    Cab for the Kubota

    In the summer my kubota b8200 will be a lawn mowing machine, and in the winter it will be a snow blowing machine. One of those two I'll need some protection from the elements. Rolled into home depot to look at a new toilet, an hour later I rolled out with $173 in steel and a die hard...
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    Brought home a B8200

    Picked up a b8200 with no attachments for 2k. 4wd, HST, turf tires. Planning to use the belly mower and front mount snowblower from my fathers B7200, since he has a FEL and never uses them. Little rough around the edges, but starts and works as it should. Mower is a RC60-72 and blower is a...
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    Ran dry, won't prime/bleed

    My '51 Oliver TLB ran dry saturday. Shut it down, filled it, ran it for a bit, and zero movement at the sticks. Took off the rear hose to the hoe and put the hydraluics to the rear. It oozed out, at best. If anyone has a suggestion on gettting all the air out, it would be greatly appreciated...
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    Oliver 77 Industrial

    Bought an Oliver 77 Industrial tractor. Seems to be the rarest machine on earth, I can't find anyone else with one. The closest is Steve W. here with his 770 industrial. Original motor was replaced with a super 88 gas motor quite some time ago. Auto-choke and auto-throttle, fires up right away...
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    Help identifying an older oliver industrial TLB - lots of pictures

    Edit: I figured out it's a '55 Oliver 77 Industrial with Ware loader and backhoe. The 77 was really popular it seems and parts should be plentiful. 35hp 6 cylinder engine. No idea what hte hydro pump is making, there's no way it started out looking like that. It's older but aside from the...
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    Dryrotted tire, can it be tubed or replaced?

    One rear tire is leaking, can hear a hiss. It's falling apart and should be replaced, but as a for now fix, can it be tubed? It's 11x24 and looks like layers are coming off in places.
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    Considering a hoe, very slow hydraulics

    I'm looking at an older hoe. It starts and runs great, but the rear hoe is extremely slow. The guy says it's due to being low on fluid. The front went up just fine. I'm a novice when it comes to hydraulics, I'm wondering if it might be the pump, as that can get spendy. Front bucket went up...
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    Ford Industrial 3500 TLB

    I'm looking at a TLB and having a hard time finding information on it. Specifically I'm looking for it's wet weight, LOA, horsepower, transmission/options, top speed, or anything else I can find. From what I've been able to find, it seems to be about 9000lbs, has the 3cyl gas 158ci engine...